What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Linkee-poo late night posting

The foam lightsaber kickstarter. Because for around $250 you'd have a bitchin' toy. (Grokked from BoingBoing)

"Ending a process that has lingered for much of his time in the Oval Office, President Obama announced Friday that the U.S. has rejected TransCanada's application for a permit to complete the Keystone XL pipeline." Or, my version of the headline, "Pres Obama Rejects Pipeline Supplier Can't Fill and Doesn't Want Anymore" cue Sunday Talking Head wingnuttery in 3…2…1…

"'Freshman GOP Sen. Ben Sasse made quite a debut on the floor of the World's Greatest Deliberative Body, telling his colleagues the 'people despise us all.'" But Joss Ackland as Arjen Rudd said it better in Lethal Weapon 2. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

The poor and how they can survive in a system that demands they work. "Policy makers are quite comfortable spending literally trillions of dollars to reflate credit markets when they fail, based on the notion… that the economy cannot function without adequate credit flows. Well, neither can it function without enough jobs, so if the Federal Reserve is the 'lender of last resort,' then the government must be 'the employer of last resort.'" And if you're worried about all those people "on the dole" living up the good life, the average food stamp benefit per month by state. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

Wow, Dr. Carson is just having the most no-good, bad, awful, week. This is what happens when you become the front runner. You now rate the resources to followup on all the stupid shit you've said over the years.

This isn't hard. Carly Fiorina isn't the first candidate, even in this election cycle, to be confronted by an ignorant person who believes that President Obama is a secret Muslim. One, it's not a curse, and two it's not true. I hate to say that at least John McCain had this over the current group of candidates, you can disagree all you want, but both sides are doing what they think is best for this country.

"Too many people want to put assholes in charge. They think they'll deliver a righteous asskicking to those who deserve a righteous asskicking (not them of course). It doesn't usually work out that way." (Grokked from the Slactivist)

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